Another age discrimination case reflects on the struggles some elderly workers are facing. In this case, home health care employee, Debra Moreno, claims that her manager stated that she was a thorough and efficient worker but the company’s owner allegedly thought that Moreno sounded “old on the phone” and looked like a “bag of bones. The company’s owner, Carolyn Frutoz-De Harne, also allegedly told one of the managers that Moreno was not the type of worker she wanted representing her company.
Following, the company laying off Moreno in 2008, the manager told Moreno of the owner’s opinions. In 2010, Moreno filed an age discrimination lawsuit with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Carolyn Frutoz-De Harne. The judge in this case ordered the health care company to pay Moreno $193, 236 for the lawsuit. The healthcare company made no comment to the media concerning the settlement and has closed its doors in the meantime.
In Tennessee and all across the United States, all employees deserve to go to work and be treated with respect and equal rights. Unfortunately, too many employees are the victim of discrimination at their workplace. If you or someone you work with has been discriminated against due to your gender, age, race, disability, or for any other reason, then you should speak to a Tennessee employment discrimination lawyer right away. They will hear your case and make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to by law.
Cases just like this one unfortunately happen to employees all across the country all too often and even to employees right here in Tennessee. If you or someone you know has been terminated or laid off and you feel that it is because of age, gender, racial, disability, or any other type of discrimination, then we encourage you to contact one of our experienced and compassionate Tennessee workers discrimination attorneys immediately. We care about our clients and will work with you to make sure you receive the compensation that is rightfully yours for what you have been through.
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